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Community GIANTS

Giant Event Awards

Honor your Giant at The Giant Event 2016!

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have

lighted the flame within us."
- Albert Schweitzer

Non-Profit, Church, Civic Organizations, Volunteers

$250 Volunteer Appreciation, Community Leader, Honoree:

Looking for a way to celebrate your volunteers? We have taken the liberty to think outside of the box for you. No one has to look for the next crazy gift idea. The Giant Event provides a memorable evening, fit for a night at the Oscars.

With the red carpet entrance, an elegant and tasty menu, a highly motivating atmosphere and a venue hall for dancing and mingling, we put on a Giant Event fit for a King and Queen. The good news is that you are only responsible for one thing -- gifting your honoree with a day in their honor.

When you allow The Giant Event to commemorate the way you show gratitude, we work hard to ensure that your honoree leaves with a lasting memory.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect the program to look like?

Each individual is different, but, there is one language that we speak that is the rising tide that lifts all boats, “Gratitude.”  The Giant Event is dedicated to providing it’s attendees with a, “Thank You, you can see!”  You can rest assure that the night has been tailored with “your Giant” in mind.  As a result, we have taken great care in designing a multi-layered evening complete with professional speakers, live music, awards, and all the welcome excitement that the red carpet brings.     

Do honoree’s walk on stage to get honored and are they allowed to give an acceptance speech? 

Honorees will not be giving an acceptance speech.  

Why is the event not handled like a traditional awards and honors ceremony?

On the evening of The Giant Event we will honor up to 100 Giants.  Most of the Giants being honored will have never met one another before the evening and each will likely have many things that they share in common, and many that they don’t.  The Giant Event is a public honors and awards ceremony, therefore we aim to cater to taste and respect the time of all that are in attendance.  As a result, we designed the ceremony around making every attendee feel like the “Giant”  that they are, and ensuring that everyone leaves motivated and inspired to greater acts of gratitude.  We discovered that by keeping the evening light, generically funny and entertaining we can inspire not just the honorees, but, the “Giant” guest as well.  

What can my honoree expect?

Remember the famous song written by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo from the 80’s sitcom, “Cheers”?  “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.”  The Giant Event takes that song literally.  We have designed an evening where many people can and will recognize your Giant for the reasons that you are displaying appreciation and gratitude towards, as well as any additional accomplishments that you want publicly known about your Giant.  There will be many staff members as well as attendees present to pay tribute and salute “Your Giant” , to applaud them for all that they do.   

 What does an honoree receive?

Each honoree will receive a red carpet reception, photo, award and program recognition, including their name on TheGiantEvent.com “The Giant Wall of Fame” for the calendar year in which they are honored.  However, the memory of having an evening in their honor and a salute from you for having been a Giant they know and recognize will far outshine them all.  

What should an attendee expect?

We aim to provide each audience member with an inspiring way to show gratitude, and we provide a “Thank You”, that can be seen.  It is the mission of The Giant Event to ensure that every attendee feels like the Giant that they are, and enjoy an inspiring and entertaining evening.  The Giant Event aims to inspire the giant in each individual, while shining a light on the evenings honoree’s. Our goal is to create the best possible memories and provide each attendee with the best possible feeling of being surrounded by Giants and encompassing that same Giant spirit within.

Now that I have registered what is next?

Did you register a Giant Honoree?

Congratulations!  Now that you have made the selection of who is going to be your honoree for this very special evening, and you have registered and received confirmation, the hard part is over.  The Giant Event works for you and we have put various systems in place to make you proud.  There are now a series of calculated steps that will take place beginning with the announcing of your Giant.

Here are a few things that you can expect:

  1. Within the first 24 hours after you receive registration confirmation, you can return to our website where you should see the name of your Giant on The Giant Wall of Fame.  How exciting!  You can expect to have a welcome kit emailed to the contact person provided.
  2. Within 48 hours, the gift box is being wrapped and shipped Priority Mail.  Inside the gift box is a glass, laser engraved invitation custom made and written to both inspire and excite your Giant. 
  3. Within 72 hours, you can expect for your phone to ring.  Either you or the contact that you provided us will be called by a Giant Event staff member welcoming you and your honoree and asking just a few very specific questions so that we can adequately tailor an evening for your honoree.
  4. February 1st we will email the final reminder and details to prepare both the honoree and the contact person with any updates and exact instructions for the evening.

Did you register to have dinner with a Giant?

Welcome!  We are delighted that you have chosen to have dinner with the Giants and to share in a Giant experience.  Now that we know to expect you we will be prepared to receive and welcome you as the giant that you are.

Here are few things that you can expect:

  1. Within 24 hours after you receive registration confirmation you will receive an email that will provide detail instructions of how you will receive your ticket. 
  2. Within 48 hours of registration you will receive a welcome packet that will have just a few questions in it that must be answered and returned by the deadline provided.  This packet is designed to assist us in serving you and it will also aid us during the preparation of seating arrangements.  
  3. Within 72 hours of registration we will mail your ticket for the evening via standard US Postal Mail.
  4. February 1st we will email the final reminder and additional details and updates to prepare you for the evening.

Did you register for general admission seating?

Welcome!  We are delighted that you have chosen to spend an evening with the Giants and to share in a Giant experience.  Now that we know to expect you, we will be prepared to receive and welcome you as the “Giant” that you are.  Within 24 hours after you receive registration confirmation you will receive an email that will provide detail instructions of how you will receive your ticket.

Who can come?

The Giant Event is open to the public.  Any member of the general public can gain entrance by purchasing and presenting a ticket the evening of the event.  To purchase tickets please visit the registration page of the website.  General admissions tickets can be located near the end of the page.  We look forward to seeing you and we look forward to providing you with a Giant” experience, a new way to display gratitude and the memory of a “Thank You!”, you can see.

What is your refund policy?

The Giant Event does not offer refunds under any condition.  However, we do allow ticket exchange and honoree substitutes.  There is a deadline to submit substitutes.  If you have already registered an honoree the deadline can be found in your welcome packet.  For all other please email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for deadline details as they may change per event.  

Policy of dismissals and refusal of service

The program has been tailored to be non-intrusive on religion, race, gender or special needs. The Giant Event does not discriminate, everyone is a Giant and everyone is welcomed to attend.  However, The Giant Event does reserve the right to dismiss a client, potential client, honoree or attendee if their behaviors or actions become unfavorable, intrusive or discriminative towards the general public.